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Remembered Today:

Trimmer Leonard Alexander Thomas DSM

Clive Temple

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Service Number: 937/ST
Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Naval Reserve

H.M.S. "Glory."

Date of Death

Died 18 October 1918

Age 20 years old

Buried or commemorated at


Sp. Mem. A1.

Russian Federation (North)

Awards Distinguished Service Medal


Looking for more details on this chap. He died aboard Glory but no details are in the log. I assume from illness as I doubt he was ashore with the marines who did see some action. As for his DSM it's not recorded from that time so I guess he earned it earlier? Any helkp appreciated. Thx.

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LONDON GAZETTE 30159 - 29 JUNE 1917     Honours for Service in Mine-Sweeping Operations.

..... in recognition of their services in Mine-sweeping operations between the 1st July, 1916, and the 31st March, 1917:  To Receive the Distinguished Service Medal:

Trmr. Leonard Thomas, R.N.R., O.N. 1937 S.T.    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30159/supplement/6521

RNR record   -   https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8559310

N.B. correct Off. No. is 1937.ST

Died of influenza.  His three medals were issued to his father.

Edited by horatio2
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Thanks @horatio2 and @KizmeRD - glad I'm not totally losing my touch ... shouldn't have got fixated on Alexander...

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